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Inquiry from an unidentifiable gmail address

Labeled as advice in General Domain Discussion, started by Houssaine, Jun 3, 2017

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  1. Houssaine

    Houssaine Established Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I just received an inquiry for one of my domains for the third time ( a few months between inquiries) from an unidentifiable gmail address. The inquiry came from my Whois with a short message ( the same each time) asking if the domain is for sale and for how much.

    In your opinion is this an end user inquiry or just from a fellow domainer?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Dave

    Dave Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Please see PM.
     
  3. RevolutionaryDomains

    RevolutionaryDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    My guess is it's another domainer/reseller, as most end-users know time is money, and usually don't mess around. No way to say for certain without knowing more.
     
  4. JB Lions

    JB Lions Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I've seen that one so many times, I just delete it now. I think I replied at the beginning, never got a reply.
     
  5. Houssaine

    Houssaine Established Member

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    I replied multiple times with my asking price and never got a reply too!
     
  6. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    Did your spam count go up?
     
  7. Houssaine

    Houssaine Established Member

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    No. the inquiry seems geniune but there's no way to find anything about the inquirer. I think he's a professional domainer as he proceeds via Whois.
    By the way the domain in question is Uninvested/com.
     
  8. korganian

    korganian Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have never gotten any reply back from giving price quotes to those emails either. I have received dozens of them. I can understand why some domain investors are requiring people to pay a fee to inquire about their domains. Our time is too valuable to waste on spammers.
     
  9. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Got 2 emails in the past few days from 2 different email addresses (not Gmail.) Coming from China.

    Worded almost identically and both asking prices for 2 domains I own. Both domains have a sales page set up but no offers came in thru them.

    Responded back to the first one and got zero response. Looking like a new scam or spammers.
     
  10. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Some are legit.. but I don't even bother with people who use emails that have no history in google. It means they are hiding something..

    I'm more likely to give deals to people who don't hide..

    I think domainers make a big mistake hiding too.
     
  11. BrandSac

    BrandSac Established Member

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    i did get this type emails in the past and when i did reply they ask for domain appraisal certificate and send me affiliate link xo
     
  12. platey

    platey Top Contributor VIP

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    The domain in question is a very good domain so it will receive decent offers etc

    But its difficult to tell wether that offer is genuine etc

    But as a side note etc there are some extremely funny videos on YouTube where IT professionals have fun and games with scammers when scammers phone people who actually know their way round a computer etc
     
  13. bigcassgbr

    bigcassgbr Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Doesn't take 20 secs to send your price and leave it at that
     

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